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Methyl Acrylate Added to the List of Chemicals Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer for Purposes of Proposition 65

LA Testing offers laboratory services to identify methyl acrylate and many other chemicals found on California’s Prop 65 list of substances that could cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 20th, 2022 Last month, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added methyl acrylate to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The basis for the listing was previously described in a public notice published back in June of 2021. Methyl acrylate is an organic compound that is mainly produced to make acrylate fiber, which is used to weave synthetic carpets according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is also.......[Read More] [All News]

Dietary Supplement Recalled by a Southern California Company Due to Undeclared Milk

LA Testing provides food allergen testing and labeling services to protect consumers and to help companies comply with regulations to avoid costly product recalls.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 18th, 2022 A dietary supplement company in Southern California recently announced the recall of two lots of collagen powder according to information posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The recall was initiated because the MCT oil powder ingredient contains an undeclared milk allergen. According to the recall notice: People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The dietary supplements.......[Read More] [All News]

Vineyard in California Reaches Settlement with EPA for Alleged Clean Air Act Chemical Safety Requirement Violations

LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services to identify exposure risks to ammonia and other potentially hazardous agricultural and industrial chemicals.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 14th, 2022 Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement for alleged violations of Clean Air Act chemical safety requirements with a corporation based in California that grows, packs, and ships grapes. The alleged violations pertain to the facility’s anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system that is used for grape packing and storage. Under the terms of the consent agreement and final order with EPA, the company will pay over $188,000 in civil penalties and make.......[Read More] [All News]

City in California Awarded Millions for Perchlorate Contamination

LA Testing provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services and sampling supplies to identify perchlorate and other chemical hazards.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 10th, 2022 The City of Pomona, California was recently awarded $48 million dollars in damages by a federal jury in a case against a foreign fertilizer provider that city officials blamed for causing groundwater contamination. The company’s sodium nitrate fertilizer was used decades ago on citrus farms in the area and was alleged to be contaminated with perchlorate. Perchlorate forms naturally in the environment in small amounts. It is also used in items such as rocket fuel, fireworks, road flares, and.......[Read More] [All News]

Testing Homes and Buildings in California in Support of National Radon Action Month

LA Testing offers radon and other indoor environmental quality laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify potential exposure hazards in homes, schools and other buildings.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 7th, 2022 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that there is no known safe level of exposure to radon since lung cancer can result from low exposures to it. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released from rock, soil, and water that can build up to dangerous levels inside a home or other type of building. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into a home or building through cracks and other holes in the foundation. While radon from soil gas is the.......[Read More] [All News]

California Company Recalls Probiotics Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination

LA Testing provides food and product testing services to identify microbial and chemical contaminants to protect consumers, manufacturers, importers and retailers.

Huntington Beach, CA, January 5th, 2022 Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a health and wellness company based in California that voluntarily recalled two lots of a liquid probiotic. The eight products impacted by the recall are designed for use by people and pets. The products were distributed nationwide through an online retailer, via wholesale, and from direct sales from the company’s website. The recall was issued due to concerns about potential contamination with Pseudomonas.......[Read More] [All News]

High Lead Levels Found in 21 Young Children in Just 3 Months in One California County

LA Testing offers environmental and material testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify exposure risks to lead and other heavy metals.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 29st, 2021 Earlier this fall, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) announced that there were 21 cases of high lead levels discovered from blood tests in children ranging from one to six years old in just the months of April through June. The announcement included a reminder to parents that even small amounts of lead can be harmful. According to the PHS, children at highest risk for lead exposure are those around lead-based paint in older housing. Other sources of lead poisoning exposure.......[Read More] [All News]

Identifying Acrylamide Exposure Risks to Protect Residents of California

LA Testing provides environmental, industrial hygiene and product testing services to identify acrylamide and other chemicals to safeguard the public, workers and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 21st, 2021 In September, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it proposed adding a new subsection to Article 6 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations. The rulemaking proposed by OEHHA would require a warning for food exposures to acrylamide to include the following words: Consuming this product can expose you to acrylamide, a probable human carcinogen formed in some foods during cooking or processing at high temperatures. Many factors affect your.......[Read More] [All News]

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